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  • Author:
    Nayanjot Lahiri
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    1905422180
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    978-1905422180
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    Seagull Books (June 1, 2006)
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    410 pages
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Finding Forgotten Cities: How the Indus Civilization was discovered.

Her books include The Archaeology of Indian Trade Routes (1992) and Finding Forgotten Cities (2005)  . Finding Forgotten Cities: How the Indus Civilization was discovered.

Indus Civilization was Discovered, Nayanjot Lahiri is published by Seagull Books. into place the tantalising jigsaw of data on the long-forgotten Indus civilization.

The book Finding Forgotten Cities: How the Indus Civilization was Discovered, Nayanjot Lahiri is published by Seagull Books. of his exploits; government officials of all kinds who, as self-taught archaeologists, stumbled upon significant clues; and, presiding over the whole process, John Marshall, a Cambridge classicist brought by Lord Curzon to India as Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India, the man who finally pieced into place the tantalising jigsaw of data on the long-forgotten Indus civilization.

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Finding forgotten cities comprises a powerful narrative history of how . The present book did not begin as a narrative about the Indus civilization.

Nayanjot Lahiri is a professor and teaches archaeology in the history department at the university of Delhi. She has previously written pre-ahom Assam (1991) and the Archaeology of Indian trade routes (1992).

Based on previously unknown archival materials, Finding Forgotten Cities presents a powerful narrative history of how one of the key sites of ancient . John Marshall, announcing the discovery of the Indus civilization in 1924.

Based on previously unknown archival materials, Finding Forgotten Cities presents a powerful narrative history of how one of the key sites of ancient civilisation was unexpectedly unearthed. Bibliographic information.

Finding Forgotten Cities. Author: Nayanjot Lahiri. This book is a pleasure to read, a well-told series of tales that converged in Simla one day in the early 1920's, when a group of archaeologists figured out that an unknown civilization was lurking deep in India's past. It was only when they published their results around the world, however, that the remote age of this civilization became clear. Occasionally, too much meandering around takes place, but mostly the writer has the tale in hand and brings to light many new facts and interesting themes. For example, Indus archaeology has always had a political dimension to it.

The book 'Finding Forgotten Cities: How the Indus Civilization was Discovered' by Nayanjot Lahiri tells . They are both known as a part of the Indus Valley Civilization. Both the sites are enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage, as of today. Architecture and Layout.

The book 'Finding Forgotten Cities: How the Indus Civilization was Discovered' by Nayanjot Lahiri tells the history of the excavation, the men who made the excavation their passion, and were responsible for unleashing the truth and revealing an exciting history to the present-day generation. The Mohenjo-daro and Harappan civilization is testimony to a rich cultural history that was found by the Britishers when they ruled India, during an excavation for laying down of a railway line.

In the autumn of 1924 the scholar-archaeologist John Marshall made an announcement that rewrote the history books: he proclaimed the discovery of the civilization of the Indus valley. Within weeks, Marshall´s discovery was recognized as on the same scale as the unearthing of Troy and of Crete. Spanning nearly a century, Finding Forgotten Cities tells the full story of Marshall´s discovery for the first time.

The Indus discovery was the work of many individuals: the collector-traveller Charles Masson, who first described Harappa; Alexander Cunningham, the archaeological pioneer and Harappa´s first excavator; Daya Ram Sahni, Rakhaldas Banerji, and Madho Sarup Vats, the discerning diggers who uncovered Harappa and Mohenjodaro; Luigi Pio Tessitori, the Italian linguist-turned-explorer who unearthed Kalibangan but never lived to tell the tale of his exploits; government officials of all kinds who, as self-taught archaeologists, stumbled upon significant clues; and, presiding over the whole process, John Marshall, a Cambridge classicist brought by Lord Curzon to India as Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India, the man who finally pieced into place the tantalising jigsaw of data on the long-forgotten Indus civilization.

Based on previously unknown archival materials, Finding Forgotten Cities presents a powerful narrative history of how one of the key sites of ancient civilisation was unexpectedly unearthed.